Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:18 pm

Thanks J.C.!!! :D Had a great time helping you celebrate your birthday :) and the mine tour was pretty sweet. Amazing what miners go through getting the coal out. I'm glad that Yuanche and Bill were there to hang out with Frday night. Met alot of forum members so now there is a face to the posts. See ya next time guys. :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:18 pm

It was good to meet some of the people from the group. I wish I had more time to stick around for the tours, but maybe next year. Again, a special thanks to J.C. for setting everything up and an even bigger thanks for helping me out in my pre-coal era. I will never look back again!

Talk to everyone later, everyone can hang their wet clothes by the coal unit to dry off.

Dan
dtzackus
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 am

It was a good day, thanks to all who participated and to Coal Berner for serving once again as "Tour Guide" despite his "impaired" condition esp. early in the day. :beer:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:46 am

Likewise here, thanks again J.C. Glad to see some old and new faces. Worked out very well except for the dude driving the black van as if he was in Indy 500. :P Kidding of course, keeping a line of cars going through town together is always a hassle.

My suggestion for next year since I missed the Yuengling tour this year is to go on the tour, then repeat as much as possible for the afternoon. :D
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:09 pm

Thanks J.C.! Who cares if it was rainy, it was great to meet everyone. Thanks to J.C.'s stamina and the variety the tours, everyone had a chance to get a taste of the area and enjoy some wonderful comradery. Did I just hear someone burp? :lol:

Also, thanks to all the members and the great ideas they offer - both here and in person. Hmmm.... will the next project be adding a boiler and a heat exchanger or plumb the first floor with HW baseboard, a DHW coil or will it be the Koker cut into the ductwork?

What a day and there was the nightcap ... the Phillies won game three!

Thanks again to all, and again to J.C. (wondering if he's awake yet!) and Richard for making it all possible.

See ya next time!
:cheers:
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:27 pm

Worked out very well except for the dude driving the black van as if he was in Indy 500.


Yea, that guy was a pain in the ass. :P
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: kevin12973 On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:27 pm

Thanks to J C for an outstanding day of tours and coal culture. I am so glad I made the trip, My uncle (not a coal burner since he was a teenager) Really enjoyed the pioneer tunnel. I cant wait to come up with an excuse to come back down. Mabey pick up some parts for a efm 900 that a friend is trying to get up and running. Next year it yuengling breawery for me :cheers: Dont get me wrong, I am so glad I decided to do keystoker tour. That was a sweet tour, they have a great plant and great product, very impressed, but I am still an EFM man. :D Wish we had more time together, Face to face is much better than computers. Yance never took that group photo :mad: That would have been nice.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
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Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:14 pm

Thank you JC, Richard and all who made the Nerd Fest interesting and fun in spite of the weather.
My 1400# of Superior rice made it home and is put away, waiting to make heat this winter. I appreciate the chance to spend a weekend with the experts and look forward to doing it again sometime!
-Len :D
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:18 pm

I too, enjoyed the Meet and Great. Thanks to JC for pulling it together on short notice. Wish the Saturday weather could have been better but we still had a decent turn out. Fifteen forum members plus some wives by my count. If it wasn't raining we would have had more local members that are only an hour or so drive away.

For next year we need to find a way to make it easier on JC. The date needs to set in stone much earlier and event time published in a schedule. Perhaps the local tourist bureau could give us some suggestions.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:01 am

Yanche Local Tours Bureau I am the local Tours bureau :P Actually there is a center right up the street from The Ramada
that is where I got all of the booklet from the Fist time we did the Tour in June 07 Just me they do not know anything
more then I do when I was there to pick up the booklets the guy behind the counter did not know about have of the
places around the area And really did not know much about anthracite coal he must of been a import :lol: aslong as we do it in this area I will if I can do the tours if it would be outside of the area then anyone who knows that area should do it
I am always willing to share the time and Planning and help Thanks Yanche for your kind words and as always Take care
Talk to you soon
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:02 am

dtzackus wrote:It was good to meet some of the people from the group. I wish I had more time to stick around for the tours, but maybe next year. Again, a special thanks to J.C. for setting everything up and an even bigger thanks for helping me out in my pre-coal era. I will never look back again!

Talk to everyone later, everyone can hang their wet clothes by the coal unit to dry off.

Dan

Your welcome Dan anytime you need info or help I am only up the road ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:07 am

stokerscot wrote:Thanks J.C.!!! :D Had a great time helping you celebrate your birthday :) and the mine tour was pretty sweet. Amazing what miners go through getting the coal out. I'm glad that Yuanche and Bill were there to hang out with Frday night. Met alot of forum members so now there is a face to the posts. See ya next time guys. :) Scott

Scott I had fun to celebrating my birthday maybe to much fun I am glade you injoyed the mine tour maybe next spring we can get both of them in see ya there
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:11 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:It was a good day, thanks to all who participated and to Coal Berner for serving once again as "Tour Guide" despite his "impaired" condition esp. early in the day. :beer:

Thank you J.C. for being my personal chufer As alway I had a good time hanging out with you even know you have a lead foot :P see ya later
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:15 am

No problem, glad to do it, I'll tape a raw egg on the gas pedal for next time. :oops:

How about a mid-winter dinner meeting, after the holidays, we could meet for a late afternoon dinner and a quick business meeting.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:20 am

Richard S. wrote:Likewise here, thanks again J.C. Glad to see some old and new faces. Worked out very well except for the dude driving the black van as if he was in Indy 500. :P Kidding of course, keeping a line of cars going through town together is always a hassle.

My suggestion for next year since I missed the Yuengling tour this year is to go on the tour, then repeat as much as possible for the afternoon. :D

king Richard /Scott I am glad you made it down And I want to Thank you for creating this Fourm because if it was not for you Nunn of this would of ever of happend so Thank you again for making a great forum well the best one And thanks to you I have no life anymore :P I am glade you injoyed yourself And Next Time we do this I will Make sure That your
steak is made the way you like it ;) Take care and see you in the spring
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520